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Intro: Am  G  C

Am              G                 C
I was scared of dentists and the dark
Am              G                 C
I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations
Am         G                    C
Oh all my friends are turning green
       Am              G               C
You're the magicians assistant in their dreams


  Am     G         C
Uh oooh oh oooh oooh
Am         G               C 
Oh oooh oh oooh and they come unstuck
Am     G                     C
Lady, runnin' down to the riptide
C                  Am
Taken away to the dark side
G               C
I wanna be your left hand man
       Am       G                         C
And I love you when you're singin' that song and
                      Am
I gotta lump in my throat cos
G                          C
You're gonna sing the words wrong


Am                 G                   C
There's this movie that I think you'll like
     Am             G                C
This guy decides to quit his job and head to New York City
      Am       G           C
This cowboy's running from himself
Am                G              C
She's been living on the highest shelf


  Am     G         C
Uh oooh oh oooh oooh
Am         G               C 
Oh oooh oh oooh and they come unstuck
Am     G                     C
Lady, runnin' down to the riptide
C                  Am
Taken away to the dark side
G               C
I wanna be your left hand man
       Am       G                         C
And I love you when you're singin' that song and
                      Am
I gotta lump in my throat cos
G                          C
You're gonna sing the words wrong


Am           G               C
I just gotta, I just gotta know
Am             G                C
If you're gonna, if you're gonna stay
Am          G              C
I just gotta, I just gotta know
Am              G                 C 
I can't have it, I can't have it any other way


   Am         G               C 
I swear she's destined for the screen
Am               G                C    
Closest thing to Michelle Phipher that you've ever seen oh


Am     G                     C
Lady, runnin' down to the riptide
C                  Am
Taken away to the dark side
G               C
I wanna be your left hand man
       Am       G                         C
And I love you when you're singin' that song and
                      Am
I gotta lump in my throat cos
G                          C
You're gonna sing the words wrong


Am     G                     C
Lady, runnin' down to the riptide
C                  Am
Taken away to the dark side
G               C
I wanna be your left hand man
       Am       G                         C
And I love you when you're singin' that song and
                      Am
I gotta lump in my throat cos
G                          C
You're gonna sing the words wrong
                    Am        G                           C 
I gotta lump in my throat cos you're gonna sing the words wrong

Outro: Db
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444 Comments

  1. Emily Benages

    If you want to play Am, G, and C, switch the transposition to -1. Hope that helps y’all like it did me!

  2. Ukulady Player 102

    Personally, me and my ukulele group use Am, G, C,C. I haven’t tried to play these chords to compare but I personally prefer the chords we use as it’s easier transition.

  3. this sounds great, but its a little hard to get used to because ive been strumming Am, G, C…

  4. Mimii9000

    The chords could be much simpler. You could use A, C, G, and F.

  5. dduudu

  6. Emilia Kieran

    In my opinion it sounds better transposed -1 without putting a capo on the first fret. Might just be me though

  7. TheatreGirl007

    I recommend (for beginners like me) to strum dddd on all chords for the chorus except C, which you do dddddddd, then for verses just do one down strum. :)

  8. ddudu

  9. -1 sounds more accurate and way better. If your playing a duet use the 0 as harmony it sounds beautiful. -1 might be for beginners but it’s way good😊

  10. i put a capo on the first frets and played Am, G, and C, it sounds the same

  11. -1 is best! put a capo on the first fret and it makes it sound way better. i used the strumming pattern dduudu and it sounded great!

  12. I feel cheated, always and thought that the progression was am, g and c
    rightly sounded something different to the original

  13. ddudu

  14. Howell-Lester

    I usually play u-d-u-d-u in a progression of am, g, c cause I just think it sounds better??

  15. Fluffster

    Ummmmm, i always played from a progession of Am to G to C

  16. Yeah, me too

  17. The best version is -1 with a capo on the first fret. With a classic island strum. Sounds like the original.

  18. -1 is the best for the beginners

  19. Whatamidoinghere

    -1 is the best for beginners and sounds great

  20. I recommend -1! I use down down up, up down up and it sounds really good. I recommend using dduudu once for Am and G, and twice for C.

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